All meals on Days 1 and 2 are liquids as defined here. In the 5 Day Pouch Test liquids are defined to include clear broth and creamy soups, protein fortified beverages (protein shakes), and hearty soups made of vegetables, legumes with some animal protein and dairy. Only puree soups if the recipe directs you to do so. And remember, your meals are liquids, which does not necessarily mean they are clear liquids such as broth or gelatin. Protein fortified shakes and hearty soups are effective dietary nutrition when transitioning from a soft-simple carb diet back to the WLS High Protein Diet.To understand this better get the complete plan: The 5 Day Pouch Test Owner's Manual .
Protein Fortified Beverages: Protein shakes, protein drinks, protein breakfast drinks are all protein fortified beverages. Look for ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages that have at least 15 grams of protein and fewer than 5 grams of carbohydrate per serving. Protein powder drinks are acceptable as well, providing they meet the same criterion of 15 grams protein and fewer than 5 grams carbohydrate. Homemade protein smoothies are a favorable addition to the 5DPT menu. One good way to start the day with a boost of protein is to add quality nutrient fortified protein powder to your coffee or sugar-free hot cocoa. Check the label to ensure the protein powder will dissolve properly in a hot beverage.
Choco-Mocha Morning Smoothie (Protein Drink)
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 cup skim milk or soy milk
1 tablespoon of decaf instant coffee granules
1 Tablespoon DaVinci Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup
Directions: Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth and foamy. Hint: If you like an iced smoothie, make ice cubes from brewed coffee and add them to the ingredients as desired. Nutritionals will vary depending upon ingredients and products used. Refer to product label to estimate nutritional values.
Days 1 and 2 of the plan are healing days. You treat your pouch like a newborn with gentle liquids and soups. Pouch inflammation is reduced and processed carbohydrate cravings subside. Learn More
Liquids are defined to include clear broth and creamy soups, protein fortified beverages, and hearty soups made of vegetables, legumes, and some animal protein and dairy.
You may find it beneficial to add a soup flavored or unflavored protein powder to your serving of soup or broth. Please note the instructions on your protein powder: most recommend using warm water of less than 130°F degrees or the texture will be affected.
Directions: Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth and foamy. Hint: Fresh fruit may be used in place of frozen and will help reduce the headache that may result from carbohydrate withdrawal. Select fruits and berries from the list of Low Glycemic best choices in Chapter 4: Understanding the Glycemic Index
(GI). Nutritionals will vary depending upon ingredients and products used. Refer to product label to estimate nutritional values.
High Protein Gelatin
This is the recipe commonly prepared in hospitals for patients recovering from gastric and intestinal surgeries. Many WLS patients continue to include this health-promoting mini-meal in their diet long after healing from surgery.
1 (4 servings) package sugar free gelatin, any flavor
1/3 cup dried (powdered) egg whites
boiling water and cold water per package directions
Directions: Prepare the sugar-free gelatin according to package directions. When gelatin is dissolved and cold water has been added whisk-in powdered egg whites until completely dissolved. Do not substitute liquid egg whites. Chill until set. Serve cold. For a treat add a 1-tablespoon dollop of fat-free, sugar free non-dairy topping. Nutrition: 4 servings. Per serving: 35 calories, 9 grams protein.
You can find the complete collection of recipes in the The 5 Day Pouch Test Owner's Manual (Paperback) and (Kindle eBook). We also suggest you get the instant download 5 Day Pouch Test Complete Recipe Guide eBook download exclusively on Amazon Kindle.
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